Economics Terms A-Z
This subdiscipline of economics studies how the economic decisions made by individuals and institutions are influenced by psychological, cognitive, emotional, cultural, and social factors. Specifically, it busies itself with looking at rational decision making - and its boundaries - in contrast to how decision making is seen in classical economics.
In classical economics, decision making is seen as black and white: people make optimal decisions that always provide them with the best results in terms of satisfaction and benefit. Behavioural economics, however, shows how this isn’t the case, and that humans also make decisions that are contrary to their interests or don’t maximise benefits. It then tries to explain why this is the case.
- Making Money With Your Degree
High-Salary Career Options for Economists
Before you start considering what crazy lucrative job you are going to get with your economics degree, consider this fact: a lot of rich people don’t like their money. Many complain about not knowing what to do with it all, yet simultaneously having huge anxiety they’ll lose it. They moan about their friends treating them like walking bank accounts, being judged for not looking the part, and no longer being able to visit - how to put it delicately? - less refined establishments.
- A Discriminatory Pandemic
The Racial Inequalities of COVID-19
Dubbed ‘the great equalizer’ at its outset, COVID-19 has often been described as picking its victims at random. Blind to race, ethnicity, and gender, it sees just a human body, a host that enables it to do what all pathogens are programmed to do: spread. While this, from a biological perspective, may be true, the disease’s sweep of the globe has been anything but equalising. Data from both the US and UK - who along with Brazil compete for the honour of worst pandemic response - show that in terms of cases and deaths, minorities are hugely overrepresented.
- Corona Live Feed
How the Coronavirus is Affecting Economics
15:00 8 June 2020 As some countries begin to loosen their lockdowns to varying degrees of success, many universities are still playing it on the safe side. The University of Surey, for example, has moved its CIMS summer school course online. This will be from the 7th to 12th of September 2020.